Allergic reactions can be very serious for someone to experience. An allergic reaction is an overreaction of the immune system which results in sometimes dangerous side effects.
Allergies can be caused by different prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs. If someone was prescribed the drug that causes them an allergic reaction and their health is at risk as a result, they may be able to file a drug allergy claim in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Allergic reactions vary and can either be minor or life-threatening. One of the most serious forms of allergic reactions is a whole body reaction called anaphylaxis. This occurs immediately after the individual is exposed to their allergy, and the only way to treat it is through epinephrine which helps to lower the blood pressure.
Signs of anaphylaxis:
- Drop in blood pressure
- Airway tightening
- Weak pulse
If you or a loved one has experienced a serious allergic reaction after being prescribed a medication or drug, contact our Perrysburg medical malpractice lawyers to file your drug allergy claim. Our team can review your case with you and guide you in the next steps to take toward a favorable settlement.